The Arches presents
Thu 2 - Sat 11 Oct 2014 | Festival pass: £32/£26 | Day pass: £18/£12 | See shows for individual prices
Welcome to Arches LIVE 2014 – the annual festival of new work by Scotland’s most exciting performance makers, brought together by a shared determination to subvert and surprise.
This season of works is truly a celebration of uninhibited creativity, providing a vital platform for courageous artists- including an eclectic mix of those just starting out, as well as more established artists who really want to push the boundaries of their practice.
You may have seen some former Arches LIVE shows at Edinburgh Fringe this year; Amy and Rosana Cade’s Sister and Peter McMaster’s Wuthering Heights have already toured nationally and 2013 Summerhall Award winner, Greg Sinclair is now poised to do the same with I Do, Do I.
Isolation and intimacy form key strands in this year’s festival. Our artists offer a deeply personal insight into the role of the individual in society and examine the ways connectivity is simultaneously bringing us together and pulling us apart.
You are invited to experience the private made public, to question the relationship between technology and loneliness, and to reflect on the function of wellness and self-help.
In the spirit of helping yourself, we encourage everyone to experience the festival as a whole by taking advantage of the Festival and Day Passes. By far the best way to experience Arches LIVE is to catch a few shows each night and dip into the lively discussion in the festival bar between performances.
So do join us this October and immerse yourself in the exciting cross-section of Glasgow’s live performance community.
Come on in, the water’s lovely.
Jackie Wylie, Artistic Director.
Rob Jones: AARG!!!
Kate Gallagher: American Aparel
Alex Mackay & Alex Lunn: (Why) Does It Make Me Feel (So) Good?*
Aby Watson & Alex Horowitz: There’s No Point Crying Over Spilt Milk
Kevin Carr: An Audience with Marco Polo
Ellie Dubois: Ringside*
Dylan McCaughtry: Summoning Swayze
Louise Ahl & Fritz Welch: Cloud Mushrooms
Jack Webb: Inside Opulence
Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan: HOWL(ish) Cafe Bar Takeover
Sita Pieracinni: Make a HOO
Arches LIVE Scratch Night
Harry Giles: Smashy, Smashy
Creative Electric: Hey, I’m Alive!
Emilia Weber & Claire Healy: There They Carved A Space
FK Alexander: RECOVERY
Thomas Hobbins: Max Powers Says
Amy Conway & Vicky Beesley: 30:60:80
Stephanie Elaine Black: Dowry*
Mona Bozdog: Lost In Transition
Tickets and booking information:
Tickets on sale Monday 8 September
The excellent value Arches LIVE Festival Pass (£32/£26) and Day Pass (£18/£12) are available now from The Arches Box Office. Call us on 0141 565 1000 or visit in person at 253 Argyle Street to book.
To buy tickets for individual shows, please see individual pages above.
* denotes one-on-one shows, not included in the Festival/Day Pass.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”